Beginning later this month, travellers will need to do so digitally — submitting their contact information, quarantine plans and a COVID-19 self-assessment — via the government’s ArriveCAN app or website before getting on their flight.Travellers whose final destination is Canada will need to have their ArriveCAN receipt ready to present at the border, and border agents will check to ensure the information has been submitted digitally.
Those who do not declare digitally in advance of their flight risk enforcement, ranging from a verbal warning up to a $1,000 fine.
New requirements for air, land and sea arrivalsNew requirements are also being announced for travellers arriving by air, land or sea.
Beginning Nov. 21, all travellers entering and staying in Canada will need to submit information within 48 hours of arrival, through ArriveCAN or by calling 1-833-641-0343 toll-free, to confirm they have arrived at their intended place of quarantine.
Once quarantined, travellers will need to check in and conduct a symptom self-assessment daily either via ArriveCAN or through the toll-free number. Those using the toll-free number to report will not be able to revert to the ArriveCAN app.
“Travellers who do not submit the mandatory information required after they have crossed the border will be considered a high priority for followup by law enforcement,” said the federal government in a statement.
Exceptions will be made for those unable to submit their plans due to disability or inadequate infrastructure. Four Canadian airports — Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal — will also have expedited lines for ArriveCAN users.